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Get It Made Offers Manufacturing Grant for Innovative Subsea Start-ups

CNC machining specialist and manufacturing partner Get It Made has announced a brand new initiative aimed at innovative start-ups in the subsea industry who could be eligible to receive a manufacturing grant of up to £2,500.  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Get It Made, which works alongside top U.K. universities, established household names and early stage start-ups, is developing a program to support

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Open Call for Marine Renewable Energy Tech Testing

Billia Croo Wave Energy Test Site, Orkney

The fifth and final call for the EU-funded MaRINET2 project is now open.  The project offers free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures, including EMEC’s test sites. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component or sensor level. Following a simple application process,

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New Estimate: 10 Times More Plastic in Atlantic

plastic waste on coast

The mass of “invisible” microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12 to 21 million tonnes, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Significantly, this figure is only for three of the most common types of plastic litter in a limited size range. Yet, it is comparable in magnitude to estimates of all plastic waste that

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Fast-Moving Undersea Waterfalls Control Submarine Channels

NOC waterfalls submarine channels

New research led by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behavior of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend for tens to thousands of kilometers offshore, providing an important conduit for the transfer of sediment,

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Upgraded Iver3s for UK Navy

Project Wilton demonstration on the Clyde

L3Harris Technologies has received an order to upgrade three Iver3 AUVs to be used in support of the Royal Navy’sProject Wilton. L3Harris will upgrade the Iver3 vehicles with the capability to integrate high accuracynavigation sensors and advanced communications for surface tracking, with collaborative autonomyarchitecture and automatic target recognition. The Royal Navy will use the upgraded Iver vehicles duringunmanned mine hunting

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STEM Learning at Home

Subsea Channel

A free underwater engineering educational resource for primary school pupils is being extended for learning at home while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched by Subsea UK in 2015, Subsea Channel was developed in collaboration with education bodies, teachers, science advisory staff and industry representatives to capture the interest and imagination of primary pupils in science subjects. Aligned

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